Promising Practices: A Look at Jobs Corps and YouthBuild

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Applied learning opportunities help youth recognize the relevance of education to their lives and future careers and can play an integral role in reconnecting disconnected youth to education and the workforce. They are an important part of many multiple education pathways systems. Job Corps has been training young adults for careers since 1964 and operates a network of campuses that provide a comprehensive array of career development services to at-risk youth, ages 16-24. John Chowning, Unit Chief for the Jobs Corps, will provide an overview of the program's structure and goals and address opportunities for partnerships. Recently transferred to the Department of Labor, the YouthBuild program helps young men and women, ages 16 to 24, obtain their high school equivalency diplomas and provides them with training in homebuilding skills that will qualify them for careers in the construction industry. Brigid McRaith, Director of Year One Youth Build in Denver, Colorado, will give an overview of their program, discussing the structure, goals, outcomes, and promising practices that communities could incorporated into their programs or initiatives. Following the overview of the programs, presenters will describe potential opportunities for partnerships and will highlight promising practices that communities could incorporate into their programs and initiatives.



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